Michael Finn, PhD

As a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) with over thirty years of experience in Educational Clinical Psychology, Dr Finn is well versed and skilled in psychological assessment, outpatient psychotherapy, consultation, accreditation services, managed care, social security disability, collateral contacts, coordination of interdisciplinary services, case management, supervision, administrative services and aftercare services, He has been employed previously at outpatient psychiatric clinics, residential treatment facilities, psychiatric hospital, detention facilities, youth homes, shelter homes, group homes, supervised independent placements, sheltered workshops and independent practice. Dr. Finn provides accessible, comprehensive, cost -effective, quality mental health, diagnostic and treatment services in a compassionate manner utilizing a systematic approach.



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CURRICULUM VITA
MICHAEL S. FINN, Ph.D
Licensed Psychologist



Summary:

As a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Clinical Psychology, I have obtained valuable and diverse experiences in psychological assessment, outpatient psychotherapy, consultation, accreditation services, managed care, collateral contacts, and coordination of interdisciplinary services, case management, supervision, administrative services and aftercare services. I have been employed in outpatient psychiatric clinics, residential treatment facilities, a psychiatric hospital, detention facilities, youth homes, shelter homes, group homes, supervised independent placements, and sheltered workshops. I will continue to gamer diverse experiences to enhance my abilities, knowledge, training and education.



Education:

Doctor of Philosophy Educational Clinical Psychology
Wayne State University. Conferred: May 5, 1992
Cumulative Grade Point Average: 3.80

Masters of Science Degree - Clinical Psychology
Eastern Michigan University. Conferred: April 28, 1984
Cumulative Grade Point Average: 3.52

Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and Anthropology
Michigan State University. Conferred: June 7, 1980
Cum Laude/Cumulative Grade Point Average: 3.61



Experience:

Jul 2002 - Present
Licensed Psychologist, Michael S. Finn, Ph.D. PC. Private practice in clinical psychology with focus on individual, couples and family outpatient psychotherapy as well as psychological evaluations for children, adolescents and adults.

2003 - Present
Expert witness, Social Security Administration Office of Hearings and Appeals. Responsibilities include: psychological evaluation, providing testimony in court related to Social Security Disability and rendering opinions, as to listings of impairments in Appendix I, Subpart P, Regulations No, 4.

1994 - Present
Licensed Psychologist, Primacare. Employment responsibilities include: administering psychological evaluations for foster care children and adolescents, Michigan Children's Institute (MCI) wards and temporary court wards; treatment planning; collateral contacts with court and residential personnel; and individual and family therapy with children, adolescents and adults.

1990 - Present
Licensed Psychologist and Qualified Mental Retardation Professional at Services to Enhance Potential. Employment responsibilities include: psychological evaluations, treatment planning, and implementation of behavior management plans and coordination of interdisciplinary services.

1989 - Feb. 2003
Licensed Psychologist, Cruz Clinic. Employment responsibilities involve: Individual and family psychotherapy with children, adolescents and adults; coordinating psychological and psychiatric services; consulting with collateral agencies and the Utilization Review Committee of the clinic to insure the quality of professional services; providing after-care services to monitor the progress of patients and determine the need for continued services; administering psychological evaluations; and supervising Limited Licensed Psychologists.

1998 - 1999
Adjunct Instructor, Henry Ford Community College. Employment responsibilities include: Presentation of psychological information from books, journal articles and professional experiences; evaluation of students; introduction to the scientific study of behavior and the process of cognition and effect; as well as acquisition of library research and critical thinking skills.

1989 - 1994
Licensed Psychologist, Bazini Oak Clinic (Oakwood Hospital), Employment responsibilities include: individual and family therapy with children, adolescents and adults; administering psychological evaluations; consulting with collateral agencies to insure continuity of treatment; and providing after-care services.

1982 - 1991
Michigan Limited Licensed Psychologist, Edward J. Wasilewski, Ph.D. and Associates. Conducted custody evaluations, psycho diagnostic(c assessments and individual treatment programs designed for children, adolescents and Adults; administering psychological evaluations; consulting with collateral agencies to insure continuity of treatment; and providing after-care services.

1983 - 1989
Michigan Limited Psychologist, Boys Republic, Inc. Involved in the planning, implementation, consultation, coordination and follow-up of individual treatment programs designed for adolescent males ranging in age from twelve to eighteen years. Coordinated, supervised and assisted in individual, group and family psychotherapy. Conducted psycho diagnostic assessments and evaluations. Supervised direct care workers and the case management of residents. Developed vocational and counseling programs. Coordinated the intake of residents and participated in the private agency review of Temporary State of Michigan Wards of the Court.

1990 - 1991
Psycho diagnostic assessment of residents at Elizabeth Davenport Shelter for referral and placement purposes. Supervised by John George, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist.

1986 - 1989
Psychological evaluation of State of Michigan Department of Social Services CPA 150) delinquent wards. Assessment battery included: personality, achievement and intelligence tests. Involved in placement, planning and treatment programming. Supervised by Edward J. Wasilewski, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist.

1985 - 1988
Neuropsychological Intern, Harper Hospital. Supervised by Bernard Bast, Ph.D. Involved in the neuropsychological assessment and evaluation of psychiatric and neurological inpatients.

1981 - 1984
Senior Group Leader, Monroe County Youth Center. Involved in the implementation and coordination of a token economy system. Supervised residents ranging from eleven to seventeen years of age and varying in degree of mental, emotional, and social functioning. Conducted psycho diagnostic testing, evaluations, and assessment for The Monroe County Juvenile Probate court. Assisted in short term and long term psychotherapy. Involved in various research projects. Developed pre-clinical assessment instruments and conducted in-services and training sessions.



Extra Curricular:

Activities and Achievements
Member of the American Psychological Association, Michigan Psychological Association, Psi Chi Honorary Society, Golden Key National Honor Society, Michigan State University Psychological Club Newsletter and Organizational Committees and National Honor Society. State of Michigan Competitive Scholarship and four year Scholastic Award recipient. Attended numerous workshops and seminars related to clinical disorders, bereavement and treatment planning and implementation.

References
Credentials, including references, available upon request.